KARACHI The police claimed to have arrested 46 high profile militants over the last six months. According to an official handout issued on Monday, the Sindh Police claimed to have arrested 46 militants, belonged to different defunct outfits, during the first six months the current year. The police also claimed to have killed six militants while sized 251.5 kg of explosive, 79 detonators, 44 hand grenades, eight live bombs, two suicide jackets, 137 automatic weapons and 36,294 ammunitions. Meanwhile, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Sindh Police made another arrest of a militant of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), from Sohrab Goth, on Monday. The accused identified as Zahid Khan alias Shakeel was allegedly involved in targeted killing of rival sect. His arrest was made on a tip-off by an CID team. CID (Operations) SSP Fayyaz Khan said that Zahid and his accomplices were involved in the murder of Shahzad Hussain a member of the Shia sect and a snake charmer. Shahzad Hussain was killed during the recent spate of sectarian killing in the city. The FIR of his murder had been lodged in the Pakistan Bazaar police station under Section 302/34 of the criminal procedure code. The accused belonged to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi while a TT pistol was recovered from his possession. Separately, a close aide of notorious Lyari gangster Ghaffar Zikri was arrested from Maripur Road. A team of CID headed by SSP Anti-Extremism Cell Omer Shahid and CID (Investigations) SSP Chaudhry Aslam conducted a raid at Maripur Road and arrested Shoaib alias doctor after an alleged encounter. The police also recovered 3 Kalashnikovs, two Rifles, two 7MM rifles, two TT pistols, five hand grenades and bullets. The accused was wanted in 31 criminal cases to the police of various areas in the city. Five of his accomplices managed to escape during exchange of fire. Those who escaped include Razzaq Commando, Ghaffar Zikri, Sheraz Zikri, Shahzad alias Faizu and Saeed alias Kalu Current. They have stored the weapons at Jehanabad, SSP Aslam Chaudhry said. SSP Omer Shahid suspected that Ghaffar Zikri and his associates were reorganizing to attack Lyari and re-capture their areas which had fallen into the hands his rival Baba Ladla gang. The Sindh government had announced a Rs3,00,000 bounty on the head of Shoaib Alias Doctor. Omer Shahid hoped that the culprits would disclose important information during the investigation.